Do they have soup in Nebraska? (Cindy Uncorked)

Welcome to the 1st episode of my new web TV show… Cindy Uncorked!

This episode was taped June 24th shortly after I drove across the US into Canada for 10 days… I was going strong till I hit Nebraska and came down with a terrible cold. The video will tell you the rest:

Okay people I want to know… Do they have soup in Nebraska? Is it true that finding healthy food in the mid-west is like finding a needle in a haystack? And if it is typical to have enormous, giant plates of MEAT, why? why? why?

It is time for YOU to get UNCORKED and share your thoughts…

Click HERE for more episodes of “Cindy Uncorked”

Bewitched!

Ahhhh Bewitched… a classic song from the Great American Songbook. This song was made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Love how playful it is. Enjoy… this clip is taken from my Red Carpet Dreaming Tour event in Hollywood:


Bring Cindy home with you!!! For sassy, sexy jazz pieces and big, bold and daring Broadway tunes, check out her latest album, Don’t Rain on my Parade, HERE

Or on iTunes: Don't Rain On My Parade - Cindy Ashton


This event was sponsored by:

Jacqueline Walker who did all the photography for this event: www.jacquelinesgallery.com

Reality Rally: An “amazing race” like game where you pair up with your fav reality stars to raise money for cancer. www.realityrally.com

McLean Masterworks: Nurturing your unique human potential and creating forgiveness, release, financial abundance and joy along the way. www.mcleanmasterworks.com/

Prairie Essence: Incredible, natural, organic skin care, bath products and more at super affordable prices. www.prairieessence.com

Essence to Success: Empowering you to consciously create a life you love – tap into your true power and express your unique essence as your creative gift to the world! www.essencetosuccess.com/

Strategic Biz Builder: Empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategies & connections to rapidly build their business. www.strategicbizbuilder.com/

Are you addicted to your struggle? Find out right now…

How you receive a compliment or gift says a lot about your level of self worth as well as how addicted you are to living in struggle and having to suffer in order to achieve your goals.

My book, Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye, dissects 3 self sabotaging behaviors that are subconscious actions that STOP the love, career, health and money you desire from coming to you.

Today, I am going to share one of them with you… the one that keeps you trapped in your struggle as opposed to living with ease and grace.

I call this behavior the “JUSTIFIER”

Let’s say a woman named Rebecca and a man named John went out to dinner. Upon discovering he just got a promotion at work, Rebecca says, “John, that’s fantastic! Congratulations. That’s amazing!”

John responds by saying, “Thanks. You know I worked twelve-hour days, and I had to put up with this boss who complained at me every day. Then I’d have to come home and deal with the kids and the wife. I was so stressed; you can’t imagine. But thanks.”

What did he do? He justified WHY he deserved his success.

When we justify why we deserve the gift, compliment, or the good in our lives, we often have something inside us that doesn’t really believe we are worthy to receive. Deep down we believe that we need to suffer or perhaps even be punished before we can achieve any accomplishment in our lives. As a result, we have to find reasons why we are deserving… help us feel that we are good enough.

Often there is a belief in there that says that for anything to be worthwhile we need to suffer. In fact, we get attention for the suffering and then we get addicted to it… as long as we are getting attention, we are getting  the ‘false’ love that we are seeking.

If we really felt worthy inside and lovable, we wouldn’t need to create drama to get people to pay attention. It is like a drug…. gives us a high and then when it wears off, we need to create more suffering or drama to get more attention.

If you find yourself justifying in certain or all areas of your life, I invite you go through these steps:

Step One: Become aware so you have the power to change it.

Notice your interactions with people – do you find yourself always explaining your actions?Do you find that you have to justify why you deserve something?

Or do you notice that when you achieve something in your life, that it was a giant struggle to do it or there was a lot of conflict and drama around it? Or maybe you aren’t reaching your goals at all but continually get stuck in a repeating pattern of try try try but it never seems to work out.Do you justify and struggle in some areas or your life but not others?

Rate the level of struggle in your life out of 10, with 10 being the highest level of stress and 1 being a life that flows with ease.

Step Two:  Ask yourself what you are gaining by being addicted to your struggle as there is always a payoff for being stuck in a pattern.

Are you getting outside attention that feeds your need to be noticed? Is staying in struggle in one part of your life allowing you to avoid dealing with an issue or fear in another part of your life? Is it to protect you from being open and vulnerable? Etc…

Step Three: Now that you are aware, when you find yourself justifying, STOP yourself.

This will be especially tough with people who constantly steal your energy and you feel like you have to explain yourself to. But the minute you start justifying, you lose your power.

There is no quick fix to this issue especially if it has been a lifelong pattern or relationship. It is about awareness and practice, practice, practice!

It will feel uncomfortable at first and other people will get mad or irritated but keep doing it and it will become your new way of being. Those people will either fall away from your life as they can no longer steal your energy or they will adjust to the new you.

Same thing goes for the struggle… now that you are aware, when you find yourself taking action on something, notice when it feels hard. STOP. And ask yourself, “What is the way of ease and grace to achieve this goal?” The answer may come in a way that is different from the original route you were taking so stay open to possibilities.

If you feel this was insightful, want to know what the other 2 behaviors are or want more strategies on how to overcome the obstacles in your life then I invite you to pick up a copy of my book, Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye.

Imagine what your life would be like if you could quickly and easily …
•    Move from living a mediocre life plagued with limitations and barriers to a fulfilling life where you can be the unique superstar you were born to be.
•    Beat your odds & breakdown any obstacle in the way of your money, health, relationship, career or other life goals.
•    Remove self imposed limitations & open up to the possibilities.
•    Discover the 3 behaviors that keep you in the struggle and STOP your cash, love, perfect health and everything you desire from coming to you.

“Cindy Ashton is a master of ballsy, bold, and inspired living. Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye is a must-have for anyone craving the freedom and support to dream big, live fully, and take their success to a whole new level. Cindy lives what she teaches with every fiber of her being.”

~ Arria Deepwater,  Author of What’s Your LoveThreshold: Practicing the Art of Choosing Love in Every Moment

Physical Book: $14.95 US + Shipping (+ tax CA residents)

Miss Byrd, Closer than Ever

First time I heard the song “Miss Byrd” from the musical, Closer than Ever, was when I was a 19 year student at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. It was in musical theatre class and sung by a super talented student named Naomi. I admired the sauciness of it and how playful it was…. only years later did I have the guts and the comfort within myself to show my more sexual side, was I able to jump up and perform it.

So here it is …. taken from my Hollywood fund-raiser for my Red Carpet Dreaming Tour.  Accompanied on piano by Jeremy Weinglass. Enjoy:


Bring Cindy home with you!!! For sassy, sexy jazz pieces and big, bold and daring Broadway tunes, check out her latest album, Don’t Rain on my Parade, HERE

Or on iTunes: Don't Rain On My Parade - Cindy Ashton


This event was sponsored by:

Reality Rally: An “amazing race” like game where you pair up with your fav reality stars to raise money for cancer. www.realityrally.com

McLean Masterworks: Nurturing your unique human potential and creating forgiveness, release, financial abundance and joy along the way. www.mcleanmasterworks.com/

Prairie Essence: Incredible, natural, organic skin care, bath products and more at super affordable prices. www.prairieessence.com

Essence to Success: Empowering you to consciously create a life you love – tap into your true power and express your unique essence as your creative gift to the world! www.essencetosuccess.com/

Strategic Biz Builder: Empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategies & connections to rapidly build their business. www.strategicbizbuilder.com/

Jacqueline Walker who did all the photography for this event: www.jacquelinesgallery.com

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Attend one of our other events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/tour-dates/

Now that I’ve Seen Her, Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon was a musical based on Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” about an American who falls in love with an Asian girl when he was on duty in her country. After the war is over, he returns to the US unknowing that he left her pregnant.

This song I am singing from this musical is called “Now that I’ve Seen Her” and I play the American wife who finds out about my husband’s previous life and his child.

This clip was taken from my Hollywood fund-raiser for the Red Carpet Dreaming Tour. Enjoy:

Sponsor one of our events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/sponsor/


Bring Cindy home with you!!! For sassy, sexy jazz pieces and big, bold and daring Broadway tunes, check out her latest album, Don’t Rain on my Parade, HERE

Or on iTunes: Don't Rain On My Parade - Cindy Ashton


This event was sponsored by:

McLean Masterworks: Nurturing your unique human potential and creating forgiveness, release, financial abundance and joy along the way. www.mcleanmasterworks.com/

Prairie Essence: Incredible, natural, organic skin care, bath products and more at super affordable prices. www.prairieessence.com

Essence to Success: Empowering you to consciously create a life you love – tap into your true power and express your unique essence as your creative gift to the world! www.essencetosuccess.com/

Strategic Biz Builder: Empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategies & connections to rapidly build their business. www.strategicbizbuilder.com/

Jacqueline Walker who did all the photography for this event: www.jacquelinesgallery.com

Reality Rally: An “amazing race” like game where you pair up with your fav reality stars to raise money for cancer. www.realityrally.com/

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Attend one of our other events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/tour-dates/

Sponsor one of our events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/sponsor/

You can support this tour & this cause for as little as $5! Make a difference in the life of a child. Contribute HERE

Celebrate Your Freedom…the flash mob!

Guess what? We are doing a flash mob of my song “Celebrate Your Freedom” on May 7th at the Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, On).

This uplifting song was written by myself and Kathleen Gorman and produced by Mark Alexander in 2008 to promote my book, Kiss Your Monsters Goodbye!

If you are planning on attending the flash mob and want to get to know the song or if you want to be uplifted, then enjoy the video:

To be part of our flash mob please click HERE

Nearly 5 kids die every day as a result of child abuse. Download this song for only $2 and a portion will go back to the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness who help over 200 000 children, men and women a year across Canada.

Instantly Download “Celebrate Your Freedom” $2 (portion to Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness)

Christine Cirka, Essence to Success shares her Red Carpet Dream

One of my amazing sponsors for the Red Carpet Dreaming Tour is Christine Cirka of Essence to Success. A transformational coach and passion test facilitator, she is incredible at empowering you to consciously create a life you love. Working with her will allow you to tap into your true power and express your unique essence as your creative gift to the world!

Since she has become a sponsor, I have had the opportunity to get to know her. She is so energetic, passionate, open-hearted and giving. A phenomenal person period.

Enjoy her Red Carpet Interview at our Jan 25th fundraiser.  You will love her passion. Enjoy:


To contact Essence to Success™ and enter to “Win the Passion” – a Passion Test® session with Christine Cirka, valued at $300, please visit: www.essencetosuccess.com/

The Bouquet Story… You won’t believe what happened!

This clip was taken at my teaser for my Red Carpet Dreaming Tour, benefiting Child/Youth charities. I share the hilarious tale of what happened when I tried to catch a bouquet once…. lots of good life lessons there!

This story is one of many that I tell when I’m emceeing or doing one of my shows.

“Sway” is the music playing in the intro/outro and sung by moi! It is off my debut album “Don’t Rain on my Parade.”

Sponsor one of our events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/sponsor/


Bring Cindy home with you!!! For sassy, sexy jazz pieces and big, bold and daring Broadway tunes, check out her latest album, Don’t Rain on my Parade, HERE

Or on iTunes: Don't Rain On My Parade - Cindy Ashton


This event was sponsored by:

Prairie Essence: Incredible, natural, organic skin care, bath products and more at super affordable prices. www.prairieessence.com

Essence to Success: Empowering you to consciously create a life you love – tap into your true power and express your unique essence as your creative gift to the world! www.essencetosuccess.com/

Strategic Biz Builder: Empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategies & connections to rapidly build their business. www.strategicbizbuilder.com/

Jacqueline Walker who did all the photography for this event: www.jacquelinesgallery.com

Reality Rally: An “amazing race” like game where you pair up with your fav reality stars to raise money for cancer. www.realityrally.com/

McLean Masterworks: Nurturing your unique human potential and creating forgiveness, release, financial abundance and joy along the way. www.mcleanmasterworks.com/

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Attend one of our other events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/tour-dates/

Sponsor one of our events: www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/sponsor/

You can support this tour & this cause for as little as $5! Make a difference in the life of a child. Contribute HERE

To Risk or Not to Risk!

I am always having random thoughts so I decided to do a daily video blog where I can ramble and get your thoughts on everyday issues.

So for our first day, I decided to chat about the chapter “Blowing Up” in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “What the Dog Saw.” I ask the question “To risk or not to risk?”

Gladwell says that when it comes to the stock market, people tend to play it safe knowing that they may lose in the end rather than risk by take losses up front but hitting gold later.

How many people play it safe but may have losses by never really living the life they want rather than go for the win???

Which route is the better one to go? I want to know YOUR thoughts!

BTW remember… the Red Carpet Dreaming Tour is coming up. Check it out here: http://www.cindyashtonentertainer.com/tour-dates/

I’m singing, entertaining & inspiring!

YAY I have a new singing promo video! Enjoy:

This compilation includes:
1. Maybe this Time from Cabaret and made famous by Liza Minelli
2. Fever, Jazz Standard
3. Don’t Rain on my Parade (as heard on Cindy’s debut album and made famous by Barbra Streisand)
4. Poem “Microsoft Christmas”
5. Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man from Showboat
6. Santa Baby sung to ABC’s Bruce Reynolds “On the Red Carpet”
7. Memory from Cats
8. Miss Byrd from Closer than Ever
9. Bewitched from Pal Joey
10. Una Voce Poco Fa from the Barber of Seville
11. My Funny Valentine from Babes in Arms
12. Una Voce Poco Fa from the Barber of Seville

Exit music is “Sway” from Cindy’s album, Don’t Rain on my Parade!

And a wonderful soul, Bruce Reynolds who is on ABC’s “On the Red Carpet” gave me such an amazing testimonial. He is such a sweet, conscious, brilliant person.

Bring Cindy home with you!!! For sassy, sexy jazz pieces and big, bold and daring Broadway tunes, check out her latest album, Don’t Rain on my Parade, HERE

Or on iTunes: Don't Rain On My Parade - Cindy Ashton


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